Part of speech: adjective

That may be referred. referrible.

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Usage examples "referable":

  1. " All this," said my father, " is strictly referable to natural causes. - "In a Glass Darkly, v. 3/3", Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.
  2. He wanted to submit the matter to arbitration, and Secretary Fish replied to him that the United States was ready to refer to arbitration all questions properly subjects for reference, but that the question of an indignity to the flag of the nation and the capture in time of peace on the high seas of a vessel bearing that flag and having also the register and papers of an American ship, is not deemed to be one referable to other powers to determine. - "Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom", Trumbull White.
  3. Or why declare that 'the Lord is holy, just and good' unless there is recognised and independent conception of holiness and goodness, to which the subsequent assertion is referable? - "The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846", Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett.